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Part two of PorchLight's survey of the career of Bob Dylan.

Morning at the encampment at Dunn Meadow, May 2

What gets you out in support of a cause? Alex talked with some of the people at the Pro-Palestine encampment on the IU Bloomington campus, a week after it started.

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Bloomington Early Music Festival begins this week with a new theme: Early Music in Exile

Luys de Narváez’ intablulation of Mille Regretz, p. 94, Delphin's six books of cipher music for playing vihuela, 1538.

Join us this week on Harmonia as we explore how generations of musicians adapted existing music for their instruments through the art of intabulation. We’ll hear a chanson become a beautiful lute piece and explore how a Vivaldi concerto turned into a massive work for the organ.

Small tan bunny rabbit

Patsy Rahn reads "Honey Bunny" and "Fences."

1922 Sheet Music

Our 1920s retrospective continues this week on Afterglow, as we dive into the year 1922, exploring songs that resonated with audiences and singers over the next century, including “Chicago” and “Lovesick Blues.”

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A tribute to the most thoroughly American artist this country has ever produced.

Ross Gay in a pink shirt

We talk with Ross Gay about his new book (more delights!), how writing a sentence helps us see how we change, and protecting the sanctity of one’s interiority.

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Freeman Army Airfield, Fort Wayne Firefighters Museum, veteran artists, the historic LST325, State Police Museum.

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A tribute to the most thoroughly American artist this country has ever produced.

Ross Gay in a pink shirt

We talk with Ross Gay about his new book (more delights!), how writing a sentence helps us see how we change, and protecting the sanctity of one’s interiority.

JI623

Freeman Army Airfield, Fort Wayne Firefighters Museum, veteran artists, the historic LST325, State Police Museum.

Browse our playlist from this week's show

Pieter Bruegel the Elder’s “Children’s Games,” 1560.

This week on Harmonia, we’re continuing our Listening to Art mini-series with the sounds of 16th and 17th century public spaces: patrolling the city walls, heading to market with its melodious fishmongers and greengrocers, and dancing in the streets.

Tick biting human skin

Daniel Lassell reads "Lyme," "On the Fellowship of Rabies," and "Blood Lungs."

Songs of 1921 Sheet Music

We’re continuing our exploration of songs from the Roaring 20s with a look at 1921, a year that spawned songs like “Ain’t We Got Fun,” “My Man,” “I’m Just Wild About Harry,” and many more.

Maryland Casualty Building

Time is the most precious resource. We will never have enough. We always waste too much.

Artist Honey Hodges

First, a conversation with artist Honey Hodges about immigrating to the U.S., and the opportunity to care for someone who has always taken care of you, and making collages. Then, naturalist Jim Eagleman reminds us why we should go outside in the winter, and at night.

Sandro Botticelli's "La Primavera," 1482.

Now is the month of Maying, and English madrigalists weren’t the only ones singing about it! This week on Harmonia, we’ve got music for that marvelous time when winter is long gone but the hottest days have yet to chase us back indoors. Join us for a wide range of May songs, tunes on spring flowers and gentle breezes, and a seasonal feature from Fretwork and The Sixteen.

Dandelion seeds releasing against the blue sky

Antonia Matthew reads “Taraxacum officinale,” “Evening coming on,” “Unfurled,” and “Matisse’s Studio.”

Songs of 1920 Sheet Music

We’re spending this month turning back the clock to the Roaring Twenties. We’ll go year-by-year starting with 1920, to explore the songs that resonated beyond the decade, including songs like “Avalon,” “Swanee,” and more.

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A return to Orange County to recapture the magic of its bygone jazz festivals.

Indiana Dunes looking east to Michigan City

Scholar and writer Ava Tomasula y Garcia tells the story of the Calumet Region, how the gas boom started with a bang, brought major industry and new racial dynamics, and why “the Rust Belt” is a bit of a misnomer.

Daviess County Historical Society Museum, Levi Coffin House , Milan Miracle, Bob Ross.

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